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Access Control is commonly associated with card readers and access cards, however, access control can go beyond a simple card swipe.

At KeepSafe Systems, we specialize in going beyond the normal and creating systems custom designed around the needs of our friends and clients. In fact, access control is more than controlling entry, it can also be looked at as a way to monitor and control exit, as seen in Wandering Patient Systems. Access Control systems can also be used for Time and Attendance / Employee Time Tracking purposes.

When security is of utmost concern, Access Control can consist of a "Sally-port" or "Airlock" type setup, where Access is controlled with two doors on either side of a secure corridor. In this type of application, access and egress require both doors be closed in order for any door to open. This access control measure eliminates the risk of tailgating, particularly when integrated with video surveillance, such as a 360 degree Mobotix IP Camera.

On the topic of Mobotix IP Camera's, Integration becomes even more powerful when utilizing the "Smart" video Analytics and two way voice capabilities of a Mobotix IP Camera. In addition to live 2 way voice communication, the Speaker in some Mobotix IP Camera models can be used to announce event specific instructions and or warning. For example, a warning message, remote alert and even security lock-down can be triggered if more than one person enter with a single card swipe.


A recent custom application involved the custom programming of an ESP32 Firebeetle "logic controller" to respond to the proximity of a specific smart phone BLE ID (Bluetooth Low Energy)


Custom Bluetooth Proximity Access Control

Another Custom Application from This is a Bluetooth proximity detector which works much like an access control RFID tag, except it uses Bluetooth and a unique Bluetooth identifier to open a gate. This is still a work in progress, but I thought I would share it for gits and shiggles. I have tested it with a boosted threshold and it can be set to trigger as soon as I walk into the room. In this case, this project could be used to turn on a light.

Posted by KeepSafe Systems on Saturday, March 26, 2022

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